Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Painting (4 years)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Painting (4 years)

Description

Bachelor of Fine Arts is a program composed of three (3) major disciplines allied and characterized in the same way by the pursuit of aesthetic concerns creatively conveyed through different visual-based media. These disciplines are grounded in the fundamental knowledge, tools, and techniques in translating concepts into artworks and products. Major disciplines under the Fine Arts program give students option to specialize either in (1) Advertising Arts, (2) Industrial Design, or (3) Painting. 

Correspondingly, the Painting major of the College of Fine Arts and Design has been the vanguard in the development of famous visual artists in the industry. The program encourages flexibility to theoretical and practical practice of creating Good Art. It stresses a systematic preparation and focus on the “heart and soul” of Fine Arts, which requires basic & advance art knowledge, concept generation, and mastery of implementation and rendering skills to (but not limited) the following: illustration, sculpting, printmaking, photography, digital art, and, of course, Painting.

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Competence

Commitment

Compassion

When you successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, you will be able to:

  • actively lead in concept-forming and idea generation of advocacy projects suitable to art- and design-based knowledge
  • take the opportunity to include Philippine Context to any Creative Design Output whenever possible
  • live the motto of Beato Angelico, patron of the College of Fine Arts and Design – “The gifts we have received, give as a gift” 
  • translate effective design, confidently present them, and efficiently communicate them across all technological platforms
  • take part in non-discriminatory & responsible use of knowledge, skill, or resources in all creative design endeavors
  • display, among others, mindfulness to collaboratively acquire and arrive at the best creative solution to a design problem
  • put high regard on ethical practice by creating good art, with value to distinctive opinions & beliefs, guided by the values acquired from Thomasian Catholic teaching
  • practice initiative in addressing design problems by means of available resources and aligning them with the needs of the design project
  • demonstrate extensive knowledge in visualizing and articulating ideas into clear visual design formats with denomination to current societal issues
  • develop proficiency in utilizing psychomotor skills through the transformation of ideas to meaningful and feasible creative design outputs
  • ensure contemplative design proposals that are significant, achievable, and have the means to be improved or developed
  • display ardent desire for continuous improvement through acquisition of new and relevant knowledge, as well as the best practices in the field of Art & Design
  • express commitment to both professional and personal spiritual growth in becoming a noble and wise Thomasian Artist

In addition, graduates of BFA, major in Painting should be able to:

  • interpret what is aesthetically beautiful by creating GOOD ART – artworks based on TRUTH and that glorifies God
  • acquire proficiency techniques in creating unique artworks to convey the Artist’s concept and emotion using two or three-dimensional media
  • create and develop visual content or any creative output both in natural (traditional) and/or mechanized (with technological aid) movement
  • know and explore contemporary materials and processes, including their effective combinations, as basis for logical modifications in the Artwork

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Fine Arts and Design” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

A graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Painting is envisioned to be a/an: 

Visual Painter

Art Critic/ Writer

Art Studio Manager

Key Scenic Artist

Portrait Artist

Artist-in-Residence

Art Administrator

Art Director

Ceramic Artist

Muralist

Private or Public Commissioned Artist

Consultant for Private or Corporate Collectors

Art Consultant

Art Handler

Gallery Owner

Museum Curator

Art Historian

Independent Studio Artist

Meanwhile, career options common to the three (3) major disciplines include: 

Animator

Color Key Artist

Fashion Designer

Art Educator

Layout Artist

Design Consultant

Graphic Designer

Toys and Games Designer

Professional Photographers

Package Designer

Visual Merchandiser

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1
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/
none
2
/
/
none
3
/
/
/
4
/
/
none

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
 
FAD 101
Figure Drawing 1
2
3
3
 
FAD 102
Materials 1
2
3
3
 
FAD 103
Art History 1 (Western Art)
3
0
3
 
FIL 1
Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
 
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
3
0
3
 
PE 1
PATH-PE 1
2
0
2
 
PTG 141
Color and Design
2
3
3
 
PTG 142
Techniques 1
2
3
3
 
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
25
21
32
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FAD 104
Figure Drawing 2
2
3
3
FAD 101
FAD 105
Materials 2
2
3
3
FAD 102
FAD 106
Art History 2 (Asian Art)
3
0
3
FAD 103
FIL 2
Panimulang Pagsasalin
3
0
3
FIL 1
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
 
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
3
0
3
NSTP 1
PE 2
PATH-PE 2
2
0
2
 
PTG 143
Perspective and Composition
2
3
3
PTG 141
PTG 144
Techniques 2
2
3
3
PTG 142
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
 
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
TOTAL
 
25
21
32
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
FAD 108
Photography 1
2
3
3
 
FAD 109
Art History 3 (Philippine Arts)
3
0
3
FAD 106
PE 3
PATH-PE 3
2
0
2
 
PTG 145
Figure Painting
2
3
3
FAD 104
PTG 146
Still Life Painting
2
3
3
PTG 144
PTG 147
Digital Art 1
2
3
3
 
PTG 148
Sculpture 1
2
3
3
FAD 105
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
 
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL
 
24
15
29
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FAD 1010
Photography 2
2
3
3
FAD 108
GE ELEC I
Elective I
3
0
3
 
PE 4
PATH-PE 4
2
0
2
 
PTG 149
Portraiture
2
3
3
PTG 145
PTG 1410
Plain Air Painting
2
3
3
PTG 146
PTG 1411
Digital Art 2
2
3
3
PTG 147
PTG 1412
Sculpture 2
2
3
3
PTG 148
STS
Science, Technology, and Society
3
0
3
 
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL
 
21
15
26
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC II
Elective II
3
0
3
 
PTG 1413
Sacred Art
2
3
3
 
PTG 1414
Ceramic Art and Pottery 1
2
3
3
PTG 1412
PTG 1415
Printmaking 101
2
3
3
 
PTG 1416
Theory and Practice 1
3
0
3
FAD 109
PTG 1417
Visual Art Elective 1
2
3
3
PTG 1410,
PTG 149
PTG 1418
Digital Art 3
2
3
3
PTG 1411
PTG 1419
Alternative Media Exploration
2
3
3
 
TOTAL
 
18
18
24
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
 
PTG 1420
Ceramic Art and Pottery 2
2
3
3
PTG 1414
PTG 1421
Printmaking 102
2
3
3
PTG 1415
PTG 1422
Theory and Practice 2
3
0
3
PTG 1416
PTG 1423
Visual Art Elective 2
2
3
3
PTG 1417
PTG 1424
Digital Art 4
2
3
3
PTG 1418
PTG 1425
Painting Creative Research
2
6
4
FAD 101,
FAD 1010,
FAD 102,
FAD 103,
FAD 104,
FAD 105,
FAD 108,
FAD 109,
PTG 141,
PTG 1410,
PTG 1411,
PTG 1412,
PTG 1413,
PTG 1414,
PTG 1415,
PTG 1416,
PTG 1417,
PTG 1418,
PTG 1419,
PTG 142,
PTG 143,
PTG 144,
PTG 145,
PTG 146,
PTG 147,
PTG 148,
PTG 149
TOTAL
 
19
18
22
 

Special Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
PTG 1426
Fine Arts Internship
3
0
3
FAD 101,
FAD 1010,
FAD 102,
FAD 103,
FAD 104,
FAD 105,
FAD 108,
FAD 109,
PTG 141,
PTG 1410,
PTG 1411,
PTG 1412,
PTG 1413,
PTG 1414,
PTG 1415,
PTG 1416,
PTG 1417,
PTG 1418,
PTG 1419,
PTG 142,
PTG 1420,
PTG 1421,
PTG 1422,
PTG 1423,
PTG 1424,
PTG 1425,
PTG 143,
PTG 144,
PTG 145,
PTG 146,
PTG 147,
PTG 148,
PTG 149
TOTAL
 
3
0
3
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
LIT 1
Literature 1
3
0
3
 
PTG 1427
Rapid Sketching
2
3
3
PTG 149
PTG 1428
Extended Media
2
3
3
PTG 1419
PTG 1429
Painting Directed Research
2
6
4
PTG 1425,
PTG 1426
PTG 1430
Printmaking 103
2
3
3
PTG 1422
PTG 1431
Visual Art Elective 3
2
3
3
PTG 1424
TOTAL
 
23
18
19
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ETHICS
ETHICS
3
0
3
 
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
 
PTG 1432
Portfolio Development
3
0
3
PTG 1416,
PTG 1423
PTG 1433
Functional Art
3
0
3
 
PTG 1434
Painting Senior Thesis
4
6
6
PTG 1429
PTG 1435
Printmaking 104
2
3
3
PTG 1430
PTG 1436
Visual Art Elective 4
2
3
3
PTG 1431
TOTAL
 
20
12
24
 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2005-2006 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Category
ARTHST 1
Western Art
3
0
3
  
DRAW 1
Drawing 1
2
3
3
  
ENG 1
Introduction to College English
3
0
3
  
FIL 1
Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3
0
3
  
MAT 1
Materials 1
2
3
3
  
PHL 2
Logic
3
0
3
  
TECH 1
Techniques 1
2
3
3
  
VP
Visual Preparation
2
3
3
  
TOTAL
 
20
12
24
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Category
ARTHST 2
Asian Arts
3
0
3
ARTHST 1
 
DRAW 2
Drawing 2
2
3
3
DRAW 1
 
ENG 2
Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
3
0
3
ENG 1
 
FIL 2
Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3
0
3
FIL 1
 
MAT 2
Materials 2
3
0
3
MAT 1
 
PHC
Philippine History and Culture
2
3
3
  
TECH 2
Techniques 2
2
3
3
TECH 1
 
THY 2
Church and Sacraments
3
0
3
THY 1
 
VC
Visual Communication
2
3
3
VP
 
TOTAL
 
23
12
27
  

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Category
 ARTHST 3
Philippine Arts
3
0
3
ARTHST 2
 
CMPART 1
Computer Art 1
2
3
3
  
ENG 3
Academic Writing Skills
3
0
3
ENG 1, 
ENG 2
 
FAPHOTO
Fine Arts Photography
2
3
3
  
MAT 3
Materials 3
2
3
3
MAT 1, 
MAT 2
 
NS 102
Earth and Life Sciences
3
0
3
  
PHL 5
Christian Ethics
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2
 
TECH 3
Techniques 3
2
3
3
DRAW 1, 
DRAW 2, 
TECH 1, 
TECH 2
 
VS 1
Visual Studies 1
2
3
3
MAT 1, 
MAT 2, 
TECH 1, 
TECH 2, 
VC
 
TOTAL
 
27
15
32
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Category
CMPART 2
Computer Art 2
2
3
3
CMPART 1, 
FAPHOTO
 
LAR
Liturgical Arts
3
0
3
ARTHST 1, 
ARTHST 2, 
ARTHST 3
 
LIT 102A
Philippine Literatures
3
0
3
  
MAT 4
Materials 4
2
3
3
MAT 1, 
MAT 2, 
MAT 3
 
NS 202
Man, Environment, and Society
3
0
3
NS 102
 
SCL 3
The Social Teachings of the Church
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2, 
PHL 5
 
TECH 4
Techniques 4
2
3
3
TECH 1, 
TECH 2, 
TECH 3
 
VS 2
Visual Studies 2
2
3
3
VS 1
 
TOTAL
 
25
12
29
  

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ADVS 1
Advanced Visual Studies 1
2
3
3
VS 2
ART 1
Art Theory 1
3
0
3
ARTHST 3, 
LAR
AW 1
Art Workshop 1
2
3
3
MAT 4, 
TECH 4, 
VS 2
CMPART 3
Computer Art 3
2
3
3
CMPART 2
MATH 216
Geometry in Art
3
0
3
 
PGC
Philippine Government and Constitution
3
0
3
 
PTG 1
Painting 1
2
3
3
MAT 4, 
TECH 4, 
VS 2
SCL 9
Marriage and Family
3
0
3
PHL 5
TOTAL
 
20
12
24
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ADVS 2
Advanced Visual Studies 2
2
3
3
ADVS 1
ART 2
Art Theory 2
2
3
3
ART 1
AW 2
Art Workshop 2
2
3
3
AW 1
CMPART 4
Computer Art 4
2
3
3
CMPART 3
MATH 100A
Business Math
3
0
3
 
PRO ETH
Professional Ethics
3
0
3
 
PTG 2
Painting 2
2
3
3
PTG 1
SA
Socio-Anthropology
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
19
15
24
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Category
ART SEM 1
Art Seminar 1
2
3
3
ART 2, 
CMPART 4
 
AW 3
Art Workshop 3
2
3
3
AW 2
 
ETAR
Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform
3
0
3
  
FA EL 1
Fine Arts Elective 1

(Book Arts, Studio Practice and Teaching, or 
Painting Studio Analysis)
2
3
3
ADVS 2, 
ART 2, 
AW 2, 
PTG 2
 
PRINT 1
Printmaking 1
2
3
3
TECH 4
 
RC
Rizal Course
3
0
3
  
RESMETH
Research Methods
2
6
4
ADVS 2, 
ART 2, 
CMPART 4, 
PTG 2
 
TOTAL
 
16
18
22
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Studio Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Category
ART SEM 2
Art Seminar 2
2
3
3
ART SEM 1
 
AW 4
Art Workshop 4
2
3
3
AW 3
 
FA EL 2
Fine Arts Elective 2 (Decorative Arts, Artist Studio Digital 
Management, or Ecorche)
2
3
3
FA EL 1
 
PRINT 2
Printmaking 2
2
3
3
PRINT 1
 
PSY 1
General Psychology
3
0
3
  
THESIS
Thesis
2
6
4
RESMETH
 
TOTAL
 
13
18
19
  

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PACUCOA Level I Accreditation

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